Ruth Langsford opens up about being stepmum to Eamonn’s children and says it’s ‘a very difficult balance’01/06/2021
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She's always been open and honest on Loose Women, and on Wednesday's episode, Ruth Langsford spoke about her relationship with her step children.
The television personality, who shared her genius hack for wrapping Christmas presents, opened up to her co-stars about where she stands with husband Eamonn's three grown-up children, Rebecca, Declan and Niall from his first marriage to their mum Gabrielle.
The 60 year old said: "It is interesting that it's always the stepmothers who are portrayed as the wicked or evil stepmother.
"I am officially a stepmother, although they don't call me that phrase very often."
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She added: "I actually sign things saying 'From your wicked stepmother'. It's like a term of endearment in a way.
"I'm very lucky I have a fantastic relationship with my stepchildren.
"I always think a stepmother has to be very nurturing actually, it's a very difficult balance and a fine tight rope you're walking," Ruth admitted.
Ruth and Eamonn, 61, are also parents to son Jack, 18.
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The presenter previously said she wishes she would have had more children after having Jack.
Speaking to Closer magazine, she explained: "I was 42 when I had Jack, and I always knew, way before I met Eamonn, in my grand plan of life, I wanted to have children, I didn't meet Eamonn until I was 37.
"I would have liked to have had more children, but everything in life is about timing and my timing has always been later than sooner."
Ruth, who begged fans to be nice to Alison Hammond after she replaced her on This Morning, said she spoke to Eamonn about having children as early as their second ever date.
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"When I met Eamonn, I obviously knew he had three children. I did [talk about children] really quickly.
"It was our second date, I didn't just sit him down and say, 'Hi, it's lovely to see you, I'll have a wine please, now – children!'
"But I kind of engineered the conversation. If he had said, 'No, I don't want [any more] children,' I'd have totally understood," Ruth divulged.
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